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Monday, 29 February 2016 21:02

AAA: Drivers Spend $3B on Pothole Expenses a Year

Connecticut drivers will want to drive more carefully in the coming months, according to a study released by the American Automobile Association (AAA) Feb 22.

AAA estimates that potholes in our country's roads cost U.S. drivers $15 billion over the last five years, or $3 billion annually on average. Before you assume most drivers aren't affected by potholes, AAA also found that 15 percent of motorists surveyed said they have had vehicle repairs resulting directly from pothole damage over the same time frame. Of that group, 20 percent are drivers from the northeast.

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